Jul 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
host of cnn's "reliable sources." this week both mitt romney and vice president biden spoke to the n.a.a.c.p. did it garner much traffic there the online world? >> absolutely. our twitter and facebook fes were lighting . >> particularly, ray, after mitt romney was booed yesterday at the n.a.a.c.p. convention. the initial wave was sort of one of mockery. one msnbc host said he was deliberately booed because he wanted to appeal to white racist but then there was a counterwave of conservatives defending romney taking issue with the discourts you behavior of some of the n.a.a.c.p. members who after all had invited the presidential candidate. >> suarez: this was all civilians trafficking this image on their own or re t campaigns also ierested in getting this out there? >> the majority was civilians very upset with what happened. >> and some journalists and activists tend to join these online conversations. >> suarez: this week also facebook very handy for finding out how your high school girl friend has aged. (laughter) snarky aforisms and vacation pictures teaming up with conventions.
Jul 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of cnn's reliable sources. and howe wi, this week we'll look at fresh reporting from pro-publica. >> the award winning investigative web site that asks its readers to send in examples of fund-raising e-mails they got from the presidential campaign. turns out campaigns now know so much about you from the use of technology. president obama's campaign is particularly good at this. they can come up with five, six, seven different versions of it targeted to specific types of donors or potential dout donors. >> for example, if y go to icprblpua's web site, you can slgohe messages machine which is in beta tstising but will be n.u. veil.u can go to "beforecat tonight" which was an e-mail sent out by michelle obama. >> i got that one! >> did he say toou "hey, ie nds"? >> we're very tight! >> this one says baracks so grateful to everyone's who ha his back, he'd like to s it down with each of you and personally thank you. if you go to the next one, take a look, the red is what's deleted and here it is, th green is the n pce here. so it now says sarah jessica parker is a loving mom, incredib
Jul 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
remarks. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell told cnn the president's plan could make a bad problem worse. >> and we have got the fiscal cliff coming at the end of the year. you know, what we ought to be doing is extend the current tax rates for another year with a hard requirement to get through comprehensive tax reform one more time. >> ifill: both campaigns are appealing to middle class pocketbooks at the same time they are adding record sums to their campaign coffers. romney and the republican national committee reported raising $106 million last month, outstripping the president and the democrats, who pulled in $71 million. outside fundraising groups are raising and spending millions more. all those dollar signs add up to a debate that could easily determine which party wins the white house and the congress this fall. r mo on the potics behind thpoli, we turn to "newshour" political editor christina bellantoni and stuart rothenberg of the "rothenberg political report." listening to the president just now, christina, i was interested when he talked about the pivot point
Jul 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the site's editor and chief and howard kurtz is host of cnn's "reliable sources." lauren this has been heavily covered in newspapers and in the wires. how is it playing out in the social media realm? >> it's not playing out very well. >> warner: for romney? >> yes, for romney, i think people feel he doesn't get it, like showing up to a dinner party and criticizing the host's table even before he sits down. and i believe that from reading this on twitter and facebook and blogs that it hasn't done him any favors. >> i'm saying this is playing as a gold medal gaffe. the first olympics event, one person tweeted, fulfilling a vow not to insult obama overseas romney insults david cameron instead. i'm not so sure it was a gaffe. i think romney wanted to express concern about security perhaps to remind people that a decade ago when he ran the salt lake city olympics there were no security problems. >> woodruff:. >> warner: but prime minister cameron had a quick rejoineder to that. >> he did. >> he said if you want to hold the games in the middle of nowhere, be my guest, this is london. >>